Snow Elf Hotel

Akaslompolo, Lapland, Finland | Hotel
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This hotel, located in Akaslompolo, is near Yllas Ski Resort.
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Travel Blogs from Akaslompolo

Has Spring Come Early

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Feb 24, 2014

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... means warm enough to start shedding the layers of clothes, it was warm enough to start melting the snow however.

It was very windy up the slopes so we decided to skip snowboarding and stay down in the forest for a walk in the snow shoes instead. Armed with a thermos flask and a pack of sausages we headed for a fire pit.
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Packing up and getting ready to move on

A travel blog entry by tommysaw on Jan 15, 2014

... the center of the band of the Aurora oval which features maximum Aurora activity!

On the other hand weather conditions around Tromsö can be very challenging because of the close proximity to the sea and the many islands. To successfully hunt the Northern Light here it is key to be an expert in interpreting weather data (wind direction, wind speed, humidity, clouds, ...) and to have a wealth of experience.
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Day: A quick trip to Sweden

A travel blog entry by tommysaw on Jan 14, 2014

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... is a synonym for bitter cold temperatures ...

Slowly, slowly the Blue Hour gave room to a faint sunrise, the sun was just hitting the horizon, crawled a little bit above and along the skyline and quickly started to drop and disappear, giving again room for an other extended Blue Hour. These very short days are so unusual but fascinating for us.

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Bad weather ... no Aurora this night :-(

A travel blog entry by tommysaw on Jan 13, 2014

... probability to experience Northern Lights in the arctic and antarctic region). This and the overclouded sky do mean that we will have a hard time to catch just a tiny glimpse of the Aurora ...

If we see the slightest possibility that some where the clouds could break up we head out and try our luck. But in this night all our stamina and enthusiasm were not enough, we did not see any green light at all ...


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Night: More magic to gaze in amazement!

A travel blog entry by tommysaw on Jan 12, 2014

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... Lights harsh conditions are fine with me ... ;-)

When we left our dwelling the window thermometer was reading -32 deg C already ...

We headed south on E8 for about 40 km (towards Kolari) to one of our previously scouted locations on a narrow forest service road perfectly perpendicular to the expected move of the Aurora. This time we didn't had to rush, no Aurora activity ...